COVID 19: WA Cameroon empowers health personnels in managing infected cases.


Participants attending a one day Workshop


Health personnel who are at the forefront fighting the deadly Coronavirus pandemic are always at risk. Putting the their lives and that of their families at risk to rescue the community. Some Doctors have lost their lives in the process.

It is for this reason that Women in Action Against Gender Based Violence, WA Cameroon, have educated over 71 nurses, on COVID-19 case management upon arrival at the various health posts. 

The training, Friday August 7, 2020 at Epic center Bamenda saw the over 71 nurses selected from health centers in the three subdivisions that make up Bamenda drilled on best practices.

The health practitioners from public and private hospitals and clinics were presented with COVID-19 case management and referals in a presentation by Dr. Mercy,  Head of the COVID-19 response unit at the Bamenda Regional Hospital.

Coordinator of WA Cameroon

Mme Awondo Judith, Coordinator of WA Cameroon opines reasons for such a training with health being at risk. 

“The training comes following the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic and lessons learnt from other parts of the world especially from Europe where doctors and nurses have died of the COVID-19.”

Funded by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), participants expressed their satisfaction for the timely training. 

Njainga Mimi Syvi a participant says, 

“Coming here, I had as expectations to know how to convince people to become aware that screening for COVID-19 is free of charge and those in the community still think that Coronavirus does not exist. I can confidently say that those challenges have been addressed." She said

"My expectations for the session was to know how to address the challenges people are reporting about COVID-19 negatively and how those of us working in the hospitals can protect ourselves and our families from being infected which I have gotten the right information today.” Mr Manga Martin a psychosocial counsellor  Bamenda Regional Hospital. 

According to statistics from the Regional Delegation of Public Health, the Region counts 711 confirmed cases, 518 recoveries and 66 deaths

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Toh Clinton

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